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Nikola Tesla Quiz

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Nikola Tesla was originally born in Croatia which was at that point a part of what European power?
Nikola Tesla Quiz
The German Empire
The Austrian Empire
The U.S.S.R.
The British Empire

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Tesla helped to pioneer what form of effective electrical current that was marketed as a superior opposing power source to direct current electricity?
Passive current electricity
Alternating current electricity
Short current electricity
Domestic current electricity

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What is the name of the American "Wizard of Menlo Park" who began a professional feud with Tesla as the two of them became known rivals to gain electric contracts throughout the U.S.?
Theodore Lowry
Grant Woods
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Edison

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What is the common name given to the rivalry between Edison and Tesla as they each tried to promote their own visions for the future of electrical power?
The Amplitude Battle
The Stampede of Charges
The Current Wars
The Voltage Conflict

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One of Tesla's remarkable inventions was a wireless and radio-controlled version of which of the following items?
A television set
An airplane
A boat
A traffic light

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After leaving Edison's employ, Tesla began to work for what business tycoon's famous electric company?
Andrew Carnegie
John D. Rockefeller
George Westinghouse
Allister Kinney

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What is the name of the ambitious structure Tesla helped design which would have sent wireless messages across the Atlantic Ocean and which was found on Long Island?
Wardenclyffe Tower
Westinghouse Spire
The Morgan Point
Manhattan Tower

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Tesla had a friendship with what Tom Sawyer author who always wanted to see what futuristic technologies Tesla was working on?
Mark Twain
O. Henry
James Fenimore Cooper
Ashton Banks

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What is the term for this invention of Tesla's which produced visible yet low currents of high voltage electricity?
A Tesla coil
A Tesla ray
A Tesla beam
A Tesla beacon

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What is the name of the device which was shaped like a copper egg that Tesla used to explain magnetic fields to his audience at the Columbian Exposition in 1893?
The Needle North
The Yolk of Knowledge
The Orb from Calcutta
The Egg of Columbus

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The Tesla Experimental Station near the city of Colorado Springs was a famous site where Tesla worked on his theories related to electrical transfer. In what American state is Colorado Springs located?
Colorado
Nebraska
Montana
None

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To try and demonize Tesla's alternating current electricity, Thomas Edison infamously killed what type of animal utilizing alternating current electricity?
A bald eagle
An elephant
A gorilla
A dog

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Tesla also discovered what form of radiation at the same time as its accredited discoverer Wilhelm Rontgen?
X-rays
Gamma rays
Ultraviolet rays
Spectrum rays

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In honor of Nikola Tesla's legacy, the official S.I. unit of a Tesla was coined as the standard measurement unit of what property?
The density of matter
The weight of matter in a vacuum
The brightness of a light source
The density of magnetic flux

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Tesla's final resting place is his dedicated museum located in the city of Belgrade in what country?
The U.K.
The U.S.A.
Serbia
Germany

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